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The Mantra of Delivery

Four lessons for scaling social impact that arose from curing children's diarrhea in Bangladesh in the 1980s.

The Myth of Net-Zero Emissions

Project Syndicate 12/08/14

The carbon capture and storage solution fails to address the root causes of global warming, and risks the advance of the zero-emissions goal.

Only 9 Percent of Public Ready to Eat Less Meat to Fight Climate Change

chinadialogue 12/03/14

Meat and dairy production accounts for 14.5 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, yet majority of people are unwilling to change diets.

What You Need to Know About the UN Talks Ahead of Lima

chinadialogue 11/28/14

Some hard choices and compromises will be needed before a wide-ranging deal can be agreed at the UN summit in Paris in 2015.

National Security Babies

Anne-Marie Slaughter
Project Syndicate
11/24/14

Anne-Marie Slaughter identifies inadequate childcare as the number one threat facing the United States.

Is the 2015 Paris Conference the Last Chance to Save Our Planet?

chinadialogue 11/14/14

We have squandered the chance of keeping global warming below two-degree Celsius limit unless we take draconian action, says climate scientist Kevin Anderson.

Ebola and Inequality

Joseph Stiglitz
Project Syndicate
11/10/14

Joseph E. Stiglitz examines the lessons learned so far from the current crisis.

The Urban Village

Carlo Ratti, Matthew Claudel
Project Syndicate
11/04/14

Computational social science is showing why cities thrive. When a city doubles in size, every measure of economic activity increases by about 15 percent per capita.

Navigating Disruptions

Linda Heyer, Burkhard Gnärig
Stanford Social Innovation Review

Could Amnesty International, Greenpeace, or Oxfam be hit by disruption and disappear within a few years' time? International civil society organizations need to change their business models.

Why Taxation Must Go Global

Wolfgang Schäuble
Project Syndicate
10/30/14

International standards and enforcement could prevent tax evasion and avoidance.

Local Food Systems: A Green Way of Life, or a Luxury Only for Elites?

Feeding Nine Billion 10/28/14

While many celebrate salad greens, the local food movement is cultivating exclusivity and becoming less and less budget friendly.

Beyond Business as Usual

Richard Brubaker, Mike J. Thompson 10/27/14

Conducting business as usual is no longer good enough. Instead of finding ways to use society and the environment to be successful, companies must contribute to society and the environment in order to sustain success.

Ebola: What Went Wrong?

The Lancet Global Health

In a chronically underfunded global health system whose needs are so often eclipsed by issues of national insecurity and expediency, it is time to tackle Ebola strategically.

China Must Stop Building Car-Centered Cities

chinadialogue 10/17/14

Urban planner Peter Calthorpe calls for an end to China's car-centered approach to urban development, and offers alternatives

China Could Move First to Geoengineer the Climate

Olivia Boyd
chinadialogue

As geoengineering advocates talk up the "technofix" approach to climate change, governments may start intervening unilaterally in earth's systems, says Clive Hamilton.

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